Highlands Golfers' Club, The

4.6667000000 4.7 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6565 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6565 yards 72.5 142
Blue 72 6169 yards 70.9 138
Black 72 5879 yards 69.4 133
White 72 5564 yards 68.0 128
Green (W) 72 4926 yards 70.3 129
Family 72 3845 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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"Pick your Spots"


VSGAgolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Wow is this a course that has a lot of character. It was recently opened up for public play, so a few of my friends and I decided to check it out.

The course was in decent condition overall. Since it is opened to the public, the greens have gone downhill, but the fairways and bunkers are in solid shape. Tee boxes are mowed to a good height and the rough is relatively thin.

Now, this might be one of the most interesting designs that I have ever played.

The first two holes are nice little holes that offer little resistance and are fairly birdie-able.

The fun really begins on the third hole. It is a mid-length par 5 (525 yards) that has a semi-blind tee shot. Now what you do not notice from the teeing area, is that the left side of the fairway completely falls off. Anything hit on the left side is almost certainly gone. Once you get to the end of the fairway, you see the hole about 100 feet below. That's right the hole drops about 100 feet. So if you hit a good drive down the middle, there is a chance that you are staring at a 7 iron into the green. You have to carry your approach over a hazard and onto an elevated green. Once you walk off the hole you will think that it could not get crazier...that's until you walk onto the fourth tee box.

The fourth hole is a semi-short par 4 (375 yards) that has a split fairway. At the bottom of the hill is a creek and about 60 feet above is a green complex that slopes as much as any on the course. Behind the green is out of bounds and in front is a ravine so your approach shot better find the putting surface.

The fifth is a long (200 yards) uphill par 3 guarded by a deep hazard on three sides. The green is tri leveled and will send any shot missed left or long into the hazard.

The sixth and seventh holes are birdie holes, as six is a driveable par 4 and seven is a reachable par 5. The course gets more traditional in design with a few interesting holes, but the ones mentioned above are certainly the highlights of this track.

I would say this is a must-play although it isn't the cheapest course out there and it is way out in deep, deep Chesterfield.

Definitely, recommend this course to you, but you owe it to yourself to play with someone who has already played it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Highlands aptly named"


Speedblade54's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Reviewed recently, but was first time played course and played well so wasn't sure if my play or course was happier with . I really do like this course . As title says , this course is aptly named The Highlands . The course contours , slopes , elevation changes really create a great challenge and experience . Course is in great shape tee to green . Traps are good , greens very good shape . Find the clientele is excellent as well . Friendly and course stays good because of our fellow golfers care . Find very few ball marks on greens , traps are always raked so everyone seems to be taking care of the facilities . Couple chipping greens , very nice putting surface and very good driving range. Quickly becoming one of my top three places in our market to play . The layout is quite interesting and makes for a great challenge and much different from most courses in the area .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


Speedblade54's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Challenging , hilly and a lot of elevation changes . This course was surprising for the Richmond market . Play numerous courses in the area and we do get a little role, but this course has numerous elevation changes , contours and slopes . Golf partner even committed never had a flat lie , laughed explained yes need to be in fairway . Great layout with plenty of doglegs each way , some holes with trouble in front of green so pay attention to yardage to set up layups or approaches . Greens very good condition with some tiers but the real challenge is the slopes and elevation changes . New to public play so not crowded and staff very personable and helpful . Had a great day and looking forward to challenging ourselves again here soon . Oh , the practice facilities are excellent so give yourself time to hit the range and chipping and putting surfaces .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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